Saturday, December 10, 2011

Words

Today I couldn't find a word.

I typed "lonely" into the thesaurus to try and find it...
"Abandoned, alone, apart, by oneself, comfortless, companionless, deserted, desolate, destitute, disconsolate, down, empty, estranged, forsaken, godforsaken, homeless, isolated, left, lone, lonesome, outcast, reclusive, rejected, renounced, secluded, single, solitary, unbefriended, uncherished... Lonely adds to solitary a suggestion of longing for companionship, while lonesome heightens the suggestion of sadness; forlorn and desolate are even more isolated and sad."

Forlorn and desolate will have to do I suppose. Those are the closest I could get. Only they don't quite say it either... What is a word that means lonely and longing for the one person you can't have?

1 comment:

  1. Hole in the heart - know how you feel. Christmas is an extremely hard time for those of us longing for our loved ones who are gone.

    Big big hugs to you.

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